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Southern Florida

Southern Florida

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                        Southern Florida Section Contact Information


Section Manager  Jeff Beals, WA4AW   561-252-6707

Affiliated Club Coordinator           Jeff Beals, WA4AW 

Official Observer Coordinator         Al Flapan, KN4FA   

Assistant OOC                           Marshall Paisner, K4MAP

Assistant OOC                              Harry Newell, N3HN              

Public Information Coordinator         Dan Fisher, AI4GK

Assistant PIC                                      Sherri Brower, W4STB

Section Emergency Coordinator     Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ

Assistant SEC                                    Jeff Beals, WA4AW

Section Traffic Manager                Mike Sanner, KM2V   

Section Webmaster                     Barry Porter, KB1PA    

Section Youth Coordinator      Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL       

ASM-Youth Activities               Tom Loughney, AJ4XM    

State Government Liasion      Sherri Brower, W4STB   

Technical Coordinator           Don Drennon, N4TZH       



                                       District Assistant Section Managers

                                         District Emergency Coordinators


Gold Coast District               Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties

Asst. SM                               Marty Falk, KI4IQZ       

District EC                            Charlie Benn, WB2SNN    


 Treasure Coast District         Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River      & Okeechobee Counties

Asst. SM                                    Vince Weal, K4JC      

District EC                                Steve Lowman, N4SGL


Space Coast District               Brevard & Osceola Counties

  ASM/DEC                                Ray Kassis, N4LEM


Gulf Coast District                    Collier, Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties

ASM/DEC                              Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ  

SFL ARES NM                           Thom Street, N5KFR






                                                SECTION NEWS


                   Recent SFL Field Organization Appointments


Broward County       Marty Falk, KI4IQZ           ASM, Gold Coast

                                      Mike Sanner, KM2V          STM

                                     Scott Ireland, KK4WYB      PIO


Hendry County             Gary Striker, KB4K         TS

                                        Frank Harris, WA4PAM   EC


Indian River County   Sherri Brower, W4STB    SGL & Asst. PIC

                                         Gary Webster, N1PZB     ARES PIO

                                          Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV      PIO

                                          Vince Weal, K4JC              ASM, Treasure Coast

                                           Phil Mollica, W2AR                      TS & OES


Lee County                   Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ        SEC & ASM, Gulf Coast

                                        Steve Smith, W9GPI              EC


Palm Beach County         Charlie Benn, WB2SNN    DEC, Gold Coast 

                                               Barry Porter, KB1PA           EC

                                              Chris Anderson, KK4ENJ   EC

                                               Chris Hite, AJ1Q                OO

                                             Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL        SYC

                                            Tom Loughney, AJ4XM     ASM-Youth Activities

                                              Al Maslin, N3EA                 TS


EC-001 Graduates     

Jan C Lederman        K9JCL

Jack Meehan            KJ4VLV

Charlie Benn            WB2SNN

Terri Moorhouse        KJ4FJC

Simon Sapot            KM4IQZ

Melen Ham            KM4EWO

Kevin Jackson            W4JKJ

Nicole Falcone-Weiner    KM4MOM

Gene Weiner            KK4UKC

Chris Anderson        KK4ENJ

Karen Anderson        KK4ENM

Mike Wilson            KK4HPB


EC-016 Graduates      Barry Porter, KB1PA


PR-101 Graduates         Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV

                                          Jeff Beals, WA4AW

                                           Barry Porter, KB1PA

                                           Gary Webster, N1PZB






2015 ARRL Field Day

Displaying entries for Section=SFL


# Call Score Category QSOs Power Mult GOTA Call Section Participants

Club 1 W4OX 9,736 4A 2,752 2   SFL 18   2 W4MLB 6,634 2F 1,967 2 AF4Z

SFL 22 Platinum Coast ARS 3 K4HRS 6,164 2A 1,589 2   SFL 15 Harris-

Intersil ARC 4 N4BP 5,474 1D 1,331 2   SFL 1   5 W4SLC 4,678 2A 1,134 2 

SFL 20 St. Lucie Cty ARES /Ft. Pierce ARC/Port St. Lucie ARR 6 N4BRF

4,272 3A 1,208 2   SFL 10 Boca Raton ARS 7 W4SS 4,200 2A 1,161 2   SFL

20 Palms West ARC 8 W4F 3,544 5F 1,095 2   SFL 18 ARASWF 9 W4J

3,208 2A 1,024 2   SFL 55 Jupiter Tequesta Rep Group 10 W4LX 3,166 6A

702 2   SFL 22 Fort Myers ARC 11 K4ZK 3,070 2A 735 2 WX4MC SFL 20  

12 W4OT 2,890 3A 520 2   SFL 32 Vero Beach ARC 13 W4NVU 2,634 4A

475 2 W1HQL SFL 32   14 W4AB 2,616 2A 543 2 K4FK SFL 42 Broward

ARC /& Davie-Cooper City ARC 15 N4FL 2,532 2A 745 2   SFL 42 Golf

Coast ARA 16 AF4RK 2,362 3A 535 2   SFL 3 North Dade Contesters 17

W4DUX 2,348 3A 551 2 WB2YKY SFL 10 Peace River RA 18 N4J 2,122 3A

351 2   SFL 12 Jupiter Lighthouse RG 19 AD4Z 1,850 1B1B 170 5   SFL 1  

20 AJ4IR 1,474 3F 464 2 W4NLX SFL 24   21 K4RUM 743 1D 350 1   SFL

1  22 W4ARM 626 1D 144 2   SFL 1   23 K5EEE 512 1D 181 2   SFL 1   24

W4FMY 468 1D 117 2   SFL 1   25 KG4EOC 260 2F 5 2   SFL 10 Osceola

County ARES



“ARRL National Parks on the Air” Event to Mark National Park Service Centennial



In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and radio amateurs will be able to help mark the occasion with the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event. The fun begins at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2016.

“As ARRL just celebrated our own Centennial, and Amateur Radio is often enjoyed in the great outdoors, it seemed fitting to devise a program to help NPS celebrate their own 100th birthday,” said ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X. As he explained, NPOTA will run throughout 2016, with activity promoted and encouraged from each of the more than 430 official NPS administrative units and affiliated areas across the US. This includes all 59 National Parks as well as National Battlefields, Historic Sites, Memorials, Preserves, Reserves, Rivers, Seashores, National Scenic Trails, and other units.

The program will have two participation tracks — Chasers and Activators. Chasers will simply attempt to make contact with operators in as many of the NPS units as possible. Activators will attempt to activate as many of the units as possible. NPOTA participants may serve in both roles. Chaser and Activator totals will be tracked via an online Leader Board based on LoTW data, just as was done during the Centennial QSO Party. (Access the NPOTA Leader Board directly at

Modeled after the Mixed DXCC award, only one contact with any given NPS unit will be required, and no tally will be kept of NPS units based on bands or modes. NPOTA will be administered entirely through Logbook of The World (LoTW). No paper logs or QSLs will be accepted for NPOTA credit. Each NPS unit will be added to LoTW as a “location.”

Three award certificates will be available: Chaser Award and Activator Award certificates will be available to any radio amateur who has at least one confirmed contact with an NPS unit or who activates at least one unit, respectively. A station’s total number of confirmed or activated units will be printed on the certificate. The National Parks Honor Roll certificate will be available for any station that confirms contact with at least 75 percent of the 59 National Parks activated in 2016.

An Activator can earn additional recognition as a “Five-Star Activator.” While the Centennial QSO Party was an internal event for radio amateurs, National Parks on the Air is designed to be a public promotion of Amateur Radio’s capabilities. Various public relations bonuses and activities will be available to Activators, similar to the PR bonus points available to ARRL Field Day stations.

The success of the event and of the awards program rests on radio amateurs’ willingness to operate from NPS units.

“Portable operators, this event is for you!” Kutzko said. “Start thinking about how you would incorporate Amateur Radio into your visit to an NPS unit. Whether you’re camping in Yosemite, driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or set up in a corner of Andersonville Prison, you will definitely draw a pileup. As long as you are on the property of the NPS unit, you will qualify as being in the unit.”

Kutzko notes that depending on the size of a given operation, participants may need to secure a special-use permit. “This may take some time,” he said. “It’s possible the answer will be ‘no.’ Be mindful of the size and sensitivity of the NPS unit you want to activate, and be realistic about your plans.” NPOTA Activators will need to follow all NPS rules in whatever unit they activate.

In general, the more portable and compact your station is, and the more creative and adaptable your plans are, the greater your chances of success. While there is no formal partnership between NPS and ARRL for this event, the League has been in discussions with the NPS over the past year, and it is aware that increased Amateur Radio activity in their parks is likely during 2016.

“It is your responsibility to be on your best behavior and not interfere with other visitors at NPS units,” Kutzko advised. “Remember, every time you visit an NPS unit for this awards program, your conduct will not only impact the reputation of Amateur Radio throughout the NPS system, but will also directly impact the success of the next amateur who tries to activate that unit. Be nice, be courteous, and be flexible. Demonstrate Amateur Radio in the best light possible.”

The NPOTA will use the official list of NPS Administrative Units and Affiliated Areas as defined and maintained by NPS. Complete details on the National Parks on the Air event are available on the ARRL website.




Amateur Radio Parity Act Continues to Gain Traction in US House



It’s full steam ahead for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015, as the House version of the bill, H.R. 1301, now has 112 cosponsors and counting. The House bill and its identical US Senate measure, S. 1685, call on the FCC to amend its regulations to extend the limited PRB-1 federal preemption regarding Amateur Radio antennas to include private land-use restrictions such as deed covenant, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). Homeowners associations would need to apply the minimum practicable restriction to accommodate Amateur Radio communication. ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, said the League is continuing to receive and forward stacks of letters generated at hamfests and conventions and destined for members of the US House and Senate.


“All members are encouraged to go ahead and write their own letters to be sent via ARRL Headquarters,” President Craigie said. “They don’t have to wait for a hamfest or convention. Get the letters done now, before the holidays take over everyone’s time and attention. Members’ letters are absolutely essential to the success of this legislation. Everything you can do to drum up letters from your local area is an important part of the overall advocacy program. As I’ve said before, this is a full-team effort, and every member’s action makes a difference.”


ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, said the League has delivered another 3000 member letters urging lawmakers to support the bills to its team in Washington, bringing the total to nearly 14,000. “We have delivered letters to all 100 members of the Senate and 430 of the 441 members and non-voting delegates in the House,” Henderson said. And those letters matter.

“Our DC team walked into a congresswoman’s office a couple of weeks ago with our strong arguments and 30 letters from constituents,” he said “She signed on to the bill last week. They do care about what their constituents say is important to them.”


ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, said he and ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, visited about 40 lawmakers’ offices on Capitol Hill during 4 days in October, and he’s very confident in how the grassroots campaign is going. “The response we’ve been getting overall is very positive across the board,” Lisenco said. “We feel very good about it.”

Henderson explained that the next stage would be to schedule the draft legislation for “markup,” during which various committee members will have an opportunity to “fine tune” the bill into the form that will be actually considered for a vote.

There is still only the original cosponsor on the US Senate bill, but Henderson said the Senate operates a bit differently from the House with respect to cosponsors. Lisenco said he anticipates at least one Senate member to sign on to the bill soon. President Craigie stressed that it’s important for members to write their US Senators as well as their US Representatives, to gain support from members of the upper chamber.


“Letters have been received by every Senator, but we would like to see offices on that side of the Hill stacked high so high with letters that the workers can scarcely find their desks,” President Craigie said.  She suggested a “Senate letter-writing party” at the next club meeting.


Lisenco said that in addition to writing a letter, ARRL members should consider e-mailing or even calling their US House and Senate lawmakers to urge their support. If the Member of Congress already has signed on to the bill, he said, members should contact their lawmakers to express their thanks.


H.R. 1301 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. US Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), chairs that panel’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which will consider the measure. S. 1685 has been referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, which is chaired by the bill’s sponsor, US Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS).


Visit the Amateur Radio Parity Act page for more information and to learn how you can help.


ARISS Celebrates 1000th Event, 15 Years of Permanent Ham Radio Presence in Space



The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program this month marked its 1000th space station Amateur Radio event, continuing a string that started 15 years ago, when the program established the first permanent ham radio presence in space. The inaugural ARISS contact took place on December 21, 2000, between a member of the ISS Expedition 1 crew and youngsters at Luther Burbank Elementary School near Chicago. Several pupils and a teacher got to chat on 2 meters with “Space Station Alpha” Commander William “Shep” Shepherd, KD5GSL. It was a rocky start. Attempts by the school a couple of days earlier had been unsuccessful, despite extensive technical preparations hampered by snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures. That contact marked the first use of the special NA1SS call sign for a school contact.

“It has always been all about youth, piquing their interest in Amateur Radio, science, technology — especially wireless technology — engineering, math, and aerospace...really anything educational, and it will always be about these things,” said ARISS International Secretary Rosalie White, K1STO. While on the ARRL Headquarters staff, White was in on the ground floor of ARISS, which grew out of the space shuttle-era SAREX (Space Amateur Radio EXperiment). She represented ARRL, an ARISS partner, in initial discussions to set ARISS into motion.

In 1996, with the ISS still a few years off, the SAREX team decided not to wait until the first crew was on station to start thinking about getting Amateur Radio onboard, White said. By then it would be too late to ensure equipment room in the ISS’s tight quarters as well as to address cabling, antennas, power, flight certification — myriad details that also included both NASA and Russian approvals and licensing astronauts. NASA stipulated that it wanted a single, worldwide group to be solely responsible for “everything Amateur Radio” on the ISS.

With a lot of hard work, an ARISS team based on countries having space agencies supporting the ISS — Canada, Japan, Russia, several European countries, and the US — was pulled together. White said it was “a monumental task” to get everyone to the US for the scheduled meeting dates in November 1996.

“In the end, at least one Amateur Radio operator came from Canada, Japan, Europe, Russia, and the United States, the areas now known as ARISS regions,” White said. “That’s how it all began!”

ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ, said NASA will be celebrating the arrival of the first crew to inhabit the ISS. “The ham radio gear was activated a few days later,” she said. “Amateur Radio is considered the first ISS payload.”

ARISS touches tens of thousands of students per year. One ARISS goal is to inspire an interest among young people in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and in STEM careers. Another is to provide an educational opportunity for students, teachers, and the public to learn about space exploration and satellites, as well as about wireless technology and radio science through Amateur Radio.

The program has made a positive impression on educators, with 92 percent of those who have been involved indicating that ARISS provided ideas for encouraging student exploration, discussion, and participation, and 78 percent saying that ARISS was effective in stimulating student interest in STEM.

The deadline is looming for schools, educational organizations, and groups willing and able to host an ARISS contact in 2016 to submit proposals. The window for formal and informal proposals closes on November 1.

In an era of tighter NASA budgets, ARISS International President Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, recently indicated that ARISS needs to raise $90,000 annually to maintain its current level of operation, and $214,000 to grow operations and meet its desired goals. ARISS encourages donations via the AMSAT website (select the “ARISS Donate” button). Individuals contributing $100 or more will receive the new ARISS Challenge Coin.


Number of US Amateur Radio Licensees at All-Time High


The US Amateur Radio population continues to soar. At the end of 2014, the total number of US Amateurs in the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS) database reached an all-time high of 726,275 -- and the trend has continued in the first 2 months of 2015, which saw the total rise to slightly more than 727,000. The figures exclude expired licenses that are within the 2-year grace period, and club

Amateur Radio numbers in the US from 2000 through 2014. The FCC dropped the Morse code requirement in 2007. Click to enlarge the graphic. [Prepared from statistics compiled by Joe Speroni, AH0A]

station licenses. Outside of a little dithering last fall, growth in the Amateur Radio Service in 2014 was steady, according to figures compiled by Joe Speroni, AH0A, on his FCC Amateur Radio Statistics web pages. Over the past decade, the number of Amateur Radio licenses in the ULS database grew by some 8.1 percent. But 2014 was also a banner year for the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC).

"For the first time in the ARRL VEC program's history, we have conducted more than 7000 Amateur Radio exam sessions in a year, an important milestone," said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. "A total of 7216 ARRL-sponsored exam sessions were administered in 2014, compared to 6823 in 2013."

Somma said the number of new licensees spiked to more than 33,000 in 2014, up by about 15 percent from the previous year. Successful license upgrades rose last year by an unprecedented 13 percent over a year earlier.

ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM.

At the end of 2014, there were 136,405 Amateur Extra, 169,524 General, and 357,236 Technician class licensees -- all record numbers, Somma pointed out. While the number of Amateur Extra licensees grew in each month of 2014, the number of Technicians and Generals -- and of licensees overall -- faltered a bit last July and September. Last year's overall upward trend quickly recovered, however, during the final quarter of 2014. The General population also dipped briefly in May 2014, before rebounding.

Somma believes the July and September dips may have been a result of applicants adjusting to the new Technician question pool that went into effect last July 1. "We always expect an adjustment period when a new question pool is introduced to the public, as VEs, teachers, and candidates must prepare new study and exam materials," she said. Somma called the dips "a normal part of the question pool cycle."

Technician licensees comprise slightly less than one-half of the US Amateur Radio population. As of December 31, some 51,000 Advanced and 12,000 Novice licensees remained in the FCC database. The FCC no longer issues Advanced and Novice licenses, and their numbers continue to decline.

Once again, California far and away was home to the largest number of licensees among the 50 states, with 102,806 at the end of February. Texas was a distant second, with 51,022, Florida came in third, with 40,743, Washington was fourth, with 30,511, and Ohio was fifth at 28,256. With the exception of Ohio, the licensing trend in these states has been through the roof. In Ohio, ham radio numbers began to flag a bit in 2014, after holding steady for about the past 4 years.

The state with the fewest Amateur Radio licensees in 2014 was North Dakota, with 1477, but in an overall upward trajectory since around 2009. Others with small ham populations included Delaware (1715 and growing), Rhode Island (1926 and dropping), Wyoming (1868 and headed up), and Vermont (2101 and slipping, after a bump in 2013 and 2014). These numbers may go a long way toward explaining why these are rare multipliers in the ARRL November Sweepstakes and other events.












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Surf to to get additional info about our section & it's activities. Take a look at the site and if information about your county is missing or outdated, ask your EC or Club President to send the information to our Webmaster, Barry, KB1PA. His email is



If you need more detail on Section officials and  District & County Emergency Coordinators go to


Please check the Affiliated Club listing and update the contact name, phone number, e-mail and web site address. You won't get new club members is your club can't be contacted and the meeting sites can't be located. Also, be sure to appoint a club PIO in order to have local media outlets contacted for meeting dates and club events.


Hamfests and Free Fleas

Any hamfest, no matter what size may request ARRL sanctioning. Please see: for hamfest and convention rules
See: for the list of ARRL awards checkers. If you wish to have an awards checker at your hamfest these arrangements must be made by the hamfest committee and the cards checker.

If you wish to have cards checked at a location other than a hamfest contact the card checkers directly
*** for details on submitting cards for DXCC awards go to:

"A great hamfest is usually one that you find something you wanted or something you thought you would never see," says Bill, W2CQ.


                                            Upcoming Events



Flamingo Net / UMARC Free Flea

11/21/2015 Start Date: 11/21/2015
End Date: 11/21/2015
Location: Physics/Gifford Arboretum Parking Lot
5101 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33114
Sponsor: Flamingo Net ARC & University of Miami ARC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.150 +600 (PL 94.8)
Public Contact: William Moore , WA4TEJ
1451 NE 102nd Street Miami Shores, FL 33138
Phone: 305-751-1874


Okeechobee Hamfest in the Woods

11/28/2015 Start Date: 11/28/2015
End Date: 11/28/2015
Location: Freedom Ranch
11655 US Route 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Sponsor: Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.195 (PL 100)
Public Contact: Amos McDaniel , KK4AMK
7615 NW 86th Court Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: 863-467-8823


Southern Florida Section Convention

01/15/2016 Start Date: 01/15/2016
End Date: 01/16/2016
Location: Gulf Coast Church of Christ
9550 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Sponsor: Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.345 (PL 136.5)
Public Contact: Lawrence Zimmer , W4LWZ
1719 NW 21st Street Cape Coral, FL 33993
Phone: 239-282-1526


ARRL National Convention (Orlando HamCation®)


02/12/2016 Start Date: 02/12/2016
End Date: 02/14/2016
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
Sponsor: Orlando Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.760 (no PL tone)
Public Contact: Lidy Meijers , KJ4LMM
PO Box 574962 Orlando, FL 32857
Phone: 407-841-0874









Section policy has been and will continue to be: if health, family or work matters interfere with an appointee performing the duties of the appointment he/she may step aside without hard feelings and may apply for an appointment at a later date when the other matters are settled.

Amateur radio in many areas receives a lot of favorable press and praise from government officials for their work during and after the storms. Why? Because there were PIOs (Public Information Officers) working with ARES to get the information out in real time and the PIOs were available to the media. Where does your ARES group stand in this area?

Need to know who your ARES® Emergency Coordinator is? When the traffic nets are held? Hamfests throughout the area? How to complete the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) report? Go to:

Need traffic handling procedures? Need information about ARES® and RACES functions? Can't find information on your individual traffic count for your Station Activity Report? Go to:
I will be happy to mail traffic handling information to anyone interested... Just ask. de

SFAN (Saturday at 8AM local, 3.940MHz ), Net Manager is Thom, N5KFR.
All ECs are encouraged to check into these nets or send an OES representative if you cannot join the net. All ARES members are welcome to join the nets.

If your weekly net and local repeater has IRLP or Echolink check-in available please let Mike, KM2V and us know. Also advise the ARES EC in your county and the neighboring counties. This information could be useful during disasters.

If you are going out of town for more than a few days when the season is quiet or more than 48 hours with a system beginning, please notify your local EC. Time is of the essence when a phone tree is activated or when members are phoned after they do not check into a resource net. And, especially if you can't deploy to a shelter or to another area, please offer your time to phone members, enter logs into a database, provide route directions, or other at-home activities. Everyone can do something.


Check into a net - better to learn how now than during a disaster!

FMSN (FL Medium Speed CW Net) 3.651 Daily 6:30 PM
QFN (All FL CW Traffic Net) 3.547 Daily 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM
FAST (FL Amateur Sideband Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 6:00 PM
FMTN (FL Midday Traffic Net 7.242 Daily 12:00 Noon
FPTN (Friendly Florida Phone Traffic Net -- 3.940 Daily 6:55 AM
NFAN (North FL ARES Net) 3.950 M-S 9:00 AM
NFPN (North FL Phone Net) 3.950 Daily 5:30 PM Winter 6:30 PM Summer
SFAN (South FL ARES Net) 3.940 Sat 8:00 AM
TPTN (Tropical Phone Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 5:00 PM
SEFTN (Southeast FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.610- Daily 6:00 PM
SWFTN (Southwest FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.685 M-S 10:00 AM -- A great place to check for other ARES/NTS info


Does your club have a Publicity Chairperson? Is there a Public Information Officer for your ARES group? Are these people actively promoting amateur radio on an ongoing basis and are they known at the EOC by the county or city PIO? For more information read the e-magazine "Contact", at For more info, contact our PIC, Dan Fisher, AI4GK at


Say Hello to your world with Amateur Radio. Get on the air, talk up ham radio, be an Elmer to a new ham & support your local club and ARES group.


Vy 73,

Jeff, WA4AW


Southern Florida Officials